50+ College Scholarships to Apply for This Year

Hey all!!

In the spirit of it being a NEW YEAR, I have compiled a list of awesome college scholarships to apply for in 2021 (but take note - some of them have deadlines of early January, so you may want to get started on those ASAP!).

These scholarships vary in terms of eligibility and area of study, but I can guarantee that if you’re a student and you’re reading this, you will definitely find a few that are a good fit for you!

Without further ado, here is my running list of 2021 college scholarships. 

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50+ College Scholarships

1. 1 For 2 Education Foundation Scholarship 

Amount: The size of each grant is determined on the basis of tuition remaining after consideration of all other forms of tuition assistance obtained by the scholar.

Deadline: February 15

Eligibility

  • Minimum 3.7 GPA 
  • Must be living in the US - but you don’t have to be a permanent resident! 

Other Info: Up to 10 scholarships awarded per academic year

 

2. New York Ramblers Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 1

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a graduating high school student planning to attend college or a current college student (15 - 21 years old)
  • Must be an athlete (all sports qualify)
  • Identifies as LGBTQ+ or an LGBTQ+ ally  

 

3. Scholarship for Social Impact

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Rolling 

Eligibility: 

  • Full-time student enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school program
  • All majors welcome 
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

 

4. Never Drink & Drive Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 11

Eligibility

  • Must be between 17 and 35 years old 
  • Must attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university 

 

5. Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must be in high school
  • Must be college-bound

Other Info: Up to 58 scholarships awarded 

 

6. Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: March 27

Eligibility: 

  • Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity 
  • Must be in high school and planning to be a first-generation college student
  • Must live in California 

 

7. Blue Grass Energy Academic Scholarship 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: N/A

Eligibility: 

  • Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors with plans to attend an accredited college, university or trade school, living with a parent or guardian who is a Blue Grass Energy member. 
  • Members of the immediate families of employees, directors and people receiving benefits from Blue Grass Energy are ineligible.

 

8. GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: $10,000 (renewable for up to 4 years)

Deadline: January 5

Eligibility: 

  • Must be in high school
  • Financial need required 

Other info: Up to 20 scholarships awarded 

 

9. The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship 

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: February 20

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a graduating high school senior 
  • Must promote vegetarianism in your community and show a commitment to a vegetarian diet/lifestyle 

Other info: 3 scholarships awarded

 

10. Live Mas Scholarship 

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: January 20

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a student passionate about creating a better future / making a positive impact in your community

Other info: up to 100 scholarships awarded

 

11. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: February 1 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a graduating high school senior accepted to a four-year college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Must be between 18 and 22 years old
  • Must be a minority student (see scholarship for details) 
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Other info: up to 40 scholarships awarded

 

12. Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: February 28 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be passionate about helping animals in need
  • Must be a graduating high school senior

 

13. Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Essay Contest 

Amount: $500 - $5,000

Deadline: April 29

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a high school junior or senior 

 

14. Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 15 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (high school & undergrad) and 3.0 GPA (grad)
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Must complete the FAFSA 
  • All majors and fields of study accepted (but emphasis on STEM)

 

15. Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards Scholarship 

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: February 5 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a child or grandchild of an Elk for 2 years 
  • Must be a high school senior 

 

16. Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program 

Amount: $40,000 (and a paid internship at Amazon!)

Deadline: February 18 

Eligibility: 

  • Must have completed a computer science course in high school
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • High school senior in the US 
  • US citizen/permanent resident

 

17. Make Me Laugh Scholarship 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 31

Eligibility: 

  • Must be at least 14 years old 
  • Must be a US resident

 

18. Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program 

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 12

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a four-year college or university within the US 
  • STEM major (see scholarship for details) 

 

19. Be the Boss Scholarship 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 15 and September 15 (biannual)

Eligibility: 

  • Must be in high school 
  • Must identify as female 
  • Must aspire to start your own business

 

20. RealtyHop Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 30 and August 31

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a current high school senior or undergraduate student

 

21. Fundera College Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: January 1 and June 1

Eligibility: 

  • Must attend a 2 or 4-year college or university 

 

22. Employment Boost College Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 3.6 GPA 
  • Must be currently enrolled in a US high school or college/university 
  • One scholarship is specific to STEM students, and the other scholarship is open to students of all majors!

 

23. Genetex Scholarship Program 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 15 and July (specific date N/A)

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a student pursuing a STEM undergraduate or graduate degree
  • OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!

 

24. ASSP Foundation Family Scholarships 

Amount: $10,000 

Deadline: Rolling 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (undergrad) and 3.5 GPA (grad)
  • Must be the child or spouse of an individual who lost their life to a workplace incident/accident

 

25. LasikPlus “My Vision” Essay Scholarship 

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Quarterly 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

 

26. Diller Teen Scholarship Awards

Amount: approximately $2,400

Deadline: January 8

Eligibility: 

  • Must be between the ages of 13 and 19 
  • Must be serving in a leadership role on a project aimed to change the world 
  • Must self-identify as Jewish 
  • Must be a US resident

 

27. PanHellenic Scholarship Awards

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: January 31

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be of Hellenic/Greek descent
  • Minimum GPA 3.5 

 

28. NextStepU STEM Scholarship 

Amount: $1,500 

Deadline: January 31 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be 16-22 years old
  • Must be pursuing a STEM degree
  • Must be a registered user on NextStepU.com

 

29. Dudley Debosier Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Deadline: April 30 

Eligibility: 

  • Open to high school seniors

Other Info: 9 scholarships available 

 

30. OppU Achievers Scholarship 

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Must be a full-time high-school student or at least a part-time college, graduate-school, or trade-school student

 

31. Nitro College Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Monthly 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the US, or a high school senior, or a student who has graduated from college/university and is currently paying back student loans

 

32. Accident Injury Scholarship 

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a college-bound high school senior or current college student 
  • Must have lost a family member to injury or have suffered a personal injury 
  • Must have financial need

 

33. Student-Caregiver Biannual Scholarship 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: N/A

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a full-time high-school or college student
  • Must be a US permanent resident
  • Must be caring for an elderly loved one 

Other Info: 2 scholarships available each year 

 

34. Zumper Apartments Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a current high school or college student
  • Must be a US legal resident

 

35. Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program 

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 29

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a student pursuing a degree in a science-related field (Life Science, Medical Science, Health Science)

Other Info: 2 scholarships awarded per year

 

36. Kaufman CALPHAD Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a student member of Material Advantage 
  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in a metallurgical/materials science/engineering program

 

37. RentHop College and University Scholarship Program

Amount: ~ $1,000 but up to $2,000

Deadline: April 30, August 31

Eligibility: 

  • Must be between 15 and 26 years old 

 

38. ChapmanAlbin Scholarship for Law Students

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend law school in the US

 

39. Innovation in Education Scholarship 

Amount: $500 

Deadline: Each month on the 20th 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others 

 

40. We the Future Contest

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: September 17

Eligibility: 

  • Can be in high school, college, or graduate school
  • Eligibility varies depending on the contest category (see link for more details)

 

41. Herman M. Holloway Sr. Memorial Scholarship 

Amount: Full tuition

Deadline: February 26

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a Delaware resident and current high school senior planning to enroll full-time at Delaware State University 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must file FAFSA

 

42. Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship 

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: January 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • US citizen
  • Rising college junior or senior enrolled in an architecture program

 

43. Feeding Tomorrow Academic Scholarships (multiple!)  

Amount: Varies 

Deadline: Varies (different deadlines for incoming freshman, current undergraduate, graduate students, etc) 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Pursuing degree in food science 

 

44. Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellows Program 

Amount: Paid summer internship (TBD)

Deadline: January 18

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be willing to relocate for the summer 
  • Must be enrolled at an HBCU 
  • Open to all majors! 

 

45. Pride Foundation Scholars Program 

Amount: N/A

Deadline: January 8

Eligibility: 

  • Must be from one of the following states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
  • Must either identify as LGBTQ or be a straight ally

 

46. eQuality Scholarships (for HS seniors and recent grads; for community college transfer students; for medical students!)

Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 31 for all scholarships 

Eligibility (for all 3 - see individual scholarships for additional details): 

  • Must be a resident of, or attend a college/university in California
  • Must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community

Other Info: Up to 17 scholarships expected to be awarded among all three scholarships. 

 

47. General Electric Women’s Network Scholarship  

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 15 (sophs - grad students) May 1 (freshmen)

Eligibility: 

  • Must be female 
  • Must be studying any of the following: engineering, technology, computing

Other Info: 14 scholarships awarded each year 

 

48. UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Deadline: February 15 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be living with epilepsy, have a family member living with epilepsy, or be a caregiver for someone with epilepsy and have demonstrated outstanding academic and personal achievement 

Other Info: 3 scholarships of up to $10,000 awarded, 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 rewarded 

 

49. Christianson Grant 

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 15, July 15, October 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must be between ages of 18 and 28
  • Must have a proposed service project to complete abroad - at least 6 months long with a work component 

 

50. Touchmark Foundation Nursing Scholarship 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: June 30, December 30

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a student pursuing nursing (emphasis on geriatric studies)
  • Must be a resident of one of the following states/provinces: Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota. Montana. North Dakota. Oklahoma. Oregon. South Dakota. Washington. Wisconsin. Alberta, Canada

 

51. WIFLE Scholarship 

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 1 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be enrolled in, or transferring to, a four-year program in criminal justice, social sciences, public administration, physics, computer science, or related studies
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must demonstrate commitment to the community through volunteer service or an internship with a law enforcement agency

 

52. The Doyle Foundation Scholarship 

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 1

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a high school senior or older 
  • Must be a current student or recent graduate from any of the areas in California and Nevada (specified on the scholarship page)

 

53. Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 1

Eligibility

  • Must be a US legal resident 
  • Must be a full-time student

 

54. Latino Scholarship (Oregon and SW Washington)

Amount: N/A

Deadline: January 31

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Must reside in Oregon or Clark County, Washington
  • Must be a current high school student

 

55. Trotter Project Scholarships (multiple!) 

Amount: N/A

Deadline: May 15

Eligibility: 

  • Must be interested in culinary arts, hospitality, and service industries
  • Must be attending a four-year university or college
  • See the scholarship page for details on each scholarship 

 

56. Broadcast Scholarship Program

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: N/A

Eligibility: 

  • Open to broadcasting, mass communication, broadcast engineering, and journalism majors, or to students who work at a TV/radio station
  • Must be a college freshman, sophomore, or junior
  • Minimum GPA 2.5

57. Self-Reflection Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: May 31

Eligibility: 

  • Open to all high school and college students in the US
  • No GPA or major requirements!
  • Open to international students who have a current address in the US

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